The Chemistry

At the Roberts Group, we use inorganic and organometallic chemistry to solve fundamental problems in organic chemistry.

Our main focuses include:

The Group

At the Roberts Group, we don't accept the excuse "it's always been done that way."
We celebrate our diversity, and we fight to make science more inclusive.

Recent Publications

6) Redox Inversion: A Radical Analog of Umpolung Reactivity for Base and Metal-Free Catalytic C(sp3)–C(sp3) Coupling 

Chris M. Seong ǂ, Annabel Q. Ansel ǂ, Courtney C. Roberts*

ǂ Contributed equally

J. Org. Chem  2023

5) One and Two-Electron Redox Catalysis with Lutetium Enabled by a Tris(Amido) Redox-Active Ligand 

Roman G. Belli, Victoria C. Tafuri ǂ, Nicholas A. Garcia ǂ, Courtney C. Roberts*

ǂ Contributed equally

Organometallics 2023

4) Radical-Polar Crossover Catalysis with a d0 Metal Enabled by a Redox-Active Ligand

Joshua T. Gavin ǂ, Roman G. Belli ǂ, Courtney C. Roberts*

ǂ Contributed equally

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 21431–21436

Recent News

[03/06] Chris and Annabel's paper on C(sp3)-C(sp3) bond formation via redox inversion was published in JOC! Check it out here: J. Org. Chem. 2023

[02/24] Roman, Tori, and Nick's paper on Lu-catalysis was published in Organometallics as part of a special issue on Early Transition Metal Chemistry! Check it out here: Organometallics 2023

[11/25] The group's NSF CAREER Proposal on early transition metal chemistry was recommended for funding! UMN Article

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